Posts belonging to Category 'Health'

Costochondritis II – The wicked itch is almost dead

It’s time I revisited my previous costochondritis posting as it has been a while since I posted it and its well overdue an update. It has been over 4.5 years since I was first diagnosed with costochondritis¬† in my sternum after heavy labour in the garden. It has certainly proven to have been a very […]

A mindful approach to cardiovascular exercise

In addition to battling RSI in my forearms, I struggle with other ailments including problematic knees. Along with yoga, cardiovascular exercise is a means of retaining the fitness needed to allow me to keep on top of these physical issues. The exercise equipment that I use most often is the static bicycle (actually a regular […]

Do 45% of Irish Workers have RSI?

In an article entitled “Forty-five per cent of workers have suffered from RSI” published in siliconrepublic.com. There is a reference to a survey – ” … by IrishJobs.ie,¬† Enable Ireland and Assistive Technology Training specialists asked more than 1,000 employees about how comfortable they were as they work.” OK, this was a smallish survey of […]

Trigger Point Therapy Update

I thought I’d write a post as a follow up to my trigger point therapy post since its been a while since I updated you on my status. Let me start off by saying that trigger point therapy has been a fantastic tool for finding muscle knots in my arms, relieving and deactivating those knots […]

Trigger point therapy for RSI progress report – 6 weeks

OK, time for a progress report on trigger point therapy, its been six weeks since I started to do some trigger point massage. Have I seen some improvements? Yes. Has my RSI pain improved? Yes!¬† Has my RSI gone? Not yet! Trigger point therapy, as discussed previously in my post “Does forearm extensor trigger point […]

Trigger Points and RSI

Guest Post by James J of http://www.howiovercamersi.co.uk ** Post updated with additional material at end on 16 May 2011 ** Trigger Points and RSI I’m delighted to be given space to say a few things about RSI and trigger points. I battled with RSI for several years before finally overcoming it several months ago and […]

Does forearm extensor trigger point massage offer a potential cure for RSI?

Occasionally you come across something that just makes sense, and after receiving an email from James, a fellow RSI sufferer, with a link to his website ‘How I Overcame RSI‘, I had a whole new set of data to analyse and compare. The thing that was interesting was that James as well as having a […]

Costochondritis a pain in the chest!

For the past 14 months (it seems like a whole lot longer!) I have had another overuse injury/health issue going on. The condition is called costochondritis, which is more simply know as a strain of the sternum (that flat area at the front and centre of your chest where all the ribs join on to). […]